Chip Ganassi Racing 2011 sponsor news

Okuma Teams with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc. for 2011 IZOD IndyCar and GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Seasons Okuma Becomes Partner for CGR Indianapolis-based Racing Programs INDIANAPOLIS (September 13, 2010) -- Chip Ganassi Racing Teams,...

Okuma Teams with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc. for 2011 IZOD IndyCar and GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Seasons
Okuma Becomes Partner for CGR Indianapolis-based Racing Programs

INDIANAPOLIS (September 13, 2010) -- Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc. today announces that it has partnered with CNC and machining technology leader Okuma to become an associate sponsor during the 2011 racing season on the No. 9 and No. 10 Indy cars driven by Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti in the IZOD IndyCar Series, in addition on the No. 01 Daytona Prototype driven by 2010 series champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.

As part of the relationship, the Indianapolis-based race teams will utilize Okuma CNC and machining technology to construct the parts and equipment that have contributed to more than 100 race wins across Indy car and sports car racing.

Larry Schwartz, president and COO, Okuma America Corporation: Okuma has been involved with high-performance motorsports on a number of levels, but this is our first foray into the IndyCar and GRAND-AM Series programs. We have partnered with winners and look forward to helping these teams improve upon their winning history and exposing our brand to a whole new audience.

Steve Lauletta, president, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc.: We are very happy to begin this new relationship with Okuma in our IndyCar and GRAND-AM Series programs. I think it says a lot about our team when companies like Okuma are interested in leveraging a sponsorship to help grow their business. We collectively feel the partnership between Okuma and Chip Ganassi Racing will help them drive awareness of their brand with the huge number of race fans who are watching our teams each week. We look forward to a successful partnership with Okuma.

-source: cgr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Scott Pruett , Memo Rojas , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing